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were on the scaffold when it fell -- two were able to jump to safety, but one person was killed. today the clark county coroner said the victim was 30-year-old ricardo bautista... family members told fox5 they're still trying to process what happened... they did not want to go on camera, but say they'll remember bautista as a great person, a hard worker and a loving father. signs around the construction zone say the building permit is to a company called levels cm... that company was also the general contracter other tivoli village projects. we looked that company up in osha's records -- and didn't find any previous violations. osha is investigating this deadly scaffold collapse. i reached out to level cm this afternoon... the first time i called, an employee told me they were not involved with this project, and then hung up. when i called back again a few hours later that same worker told me the company was not going to comment. reporting live, eric hilt fox5 news local las vegas. a motorcyclist
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afternoon after being hit by an suv. this crash happened just before noon on the 15 near d street. according to the nevada highway patrol... the motorcyclist was getting off the freeway going north approaching d street... when a chevy suburban going south somehow hit the yamaha sports bike. the driver remained on the scene but it's not clear what led to the wreck. fox-5 is following up on the death of jose pacheco. he's the worker who was stung hundreds of times by a swarm of bees near a northwest valley home. fox5's vince sapienza is live in the newsroom. he talked to a bee removal company who tells us how you can avoid dangerous situations john, christine.... as you know bees are nothing new to the valley. they've been here for years.. but that doesn't mean the dangers of being stung are something to ignore. bee keepers i spoke with said jose pacheco's death was avoidable. he just needed the proper understanding of the type of bee he
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"noises, it still scares me and i'm suited up because i know there is enough in the wall to kill three or four people." daniel millett has been beekeeping for the last 20 years. and he knows exactly how it feels to get stung. he feels the effects 100 to 150 times per season. nats daniel says we live in a quarantined area. after a nine year study, nearly every sample of bees brought back showed all of them as africanized. "if i throw a rock at an argentin, italian or hawaiian bee hive that people use for agriculture, 40-50 bees will chase me away, but if i throw a rock at an africanized bee, 30 or 50-thousand will chase me away." jose pacheco - the worker who lost his life after being stung hundreds of times this week - was not wearing any safety equipment at the time. "since 98-99, this is the first that i know of that a person has actually died." "by anybody's rules he was not compliant to
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unfortunate he lost his life due to a lack of knowledge." a bee sting injects three different acids in the body. local experts say it takes ten bee stings per pound to create an imbalance of enzymes in the body... causing your liver and kidneys to shutdown. so if you see bees.. call a licensed bee keeper. "people think oh, we'll just let them go, well you're really wishing death on your neighborhood because as soon as they take flight, th thing that has musk perfume or different perfumes, loud noise, bees are going to attack it." "they don't naturally attack they defend themselves so a person going into a hive, is the equivelant of a home invasion to a human being, they defend their family and that's exactly what they're doing." now i'm told that swarming season for the bees usually takes place in the spring and fall. but the local bee keeper i spoke with says africanized bees swarm every three-to-four weeks and every time bees swarm.. they are constant splitting up....multiplying
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so bee on alert. from the newsroom..i'm vince sapienza..fox-5 news..local..las vegas. las vegas fire and rescue does not respond to bee removal issues .. so don't call 9-1-1. however .. las vegas fire does have a hotline you can call for any questions or concerns.....that number is 702-229- 2000. the las vegas area has now seen its first human case of the west nile virus this year. the southern nevada health district announced that a woman over the age of 50 has been infected by a more serious, neuroinvasive form of west nile. the woman who isn't being identified was treated and released from the hospital. county health officials had found mosquitoes with west nile last month and this marks the first human case in 2016. there was one person reported infected last year. it's almost the first day of class for kids across clark county. today - some parents took their kids to school early... so
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list. fox 5's adam herbets was there -- taking a look at what kinds of vaccines kids need before class starts. they made it pretty clear at the event today -- if your kid doesn't his or her shots -- he or she could get sent home... because it's a safety risk. of course there are exceptions... but it's not easy to get out of. for example parents who say my kid doesn't like to get shots. that's not good enough. people who thinks shots are unhealthy -- that's not good enough in nevada -- you either need a good medical reason, like very low immunity... or you can have your child be exempt for religious reasons. but -- if there is an outbreak -- and your kid has one of those exemptions -- they're going to be sent home for 30 days... so you better find a babysitter. all of the parents we talked to said they were happy about the rules -- but of course, the school knows, there will be parents who resist. pamela/ well that's their opinion. that's their opinion. but
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value of it when their child gets sick or ill. adelina/ i got three. it wasn't -- it really wasn't as bad as i thought. we also spoke to some folks from immunize nevada who urged parents to please make an informed decision -- and of course their definition of an "informed decision," is to just get the vaccines. if you'd like to know when the next event will be... or which vaccines your kids might need... we'll have all that information for you on our website, fox5vegas.com when school starts monday... police officers want drivers to be extra-cautious on the roads. "what we want to do here today is do what kids?... slow your roll!" metro was at c-h decker elementary school this morning - to discuss the "slow your roll" campaign. it's a reminder to drivers to modify their habits - and
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of traffic - and more kids crossing the streets. about 320- thousand kids will be heading back to school. metro says the penalties for speeding or breaking the law in school zones - just isn't worth it. "the fines in school zones are very significant. you're talking severeal hundred dollars and points on your license for those violations and the few hundred dollars that you spend to pay off a traffic ticket could go to a couple weeks of food and groceries for your while public schools welcome students back on monday - some private schools in the valley are already back in session. there's two new laws that went into effect... this past school year. make sure you're aware of them. first... no u-turns in school zones. a lot of parents like to do this after dropping their child off at the curb... but it's illegal and increases the chance for a collision. also... no passing in school zones. if you see a car driving slow... you cannot pass it. that's because the car might be
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a child that you don't see. toss to weather it has been a mild and humid tuesday around the las vegas valley. with that moisture in place, we still have the chance of a few isolated storms popping up around sout tonight. the best chance will be between 8 p.m. and midnight, favoring the northern half of the valley. overnight low temperatures drop into the mid 70s. wednesday will stay dry with more
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the area. high temperatures climb back into the low 100s. look for winds to pick up thursday, with temperatures falling back into the 90s again on friday. a man gets mad at his neighbor - for having a large tree in his yard. he decided to cut it down... but where it landed... created an even bigger problem.
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wreck havoc on their sleeping habits. "president obama gets a first-hand look at how louisiana is recovering from historic flooding...i'm kevin corke in denham springs, louisiana. i've got the details, coming up." you're watching fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas . i've been thinking... this might be the one thing in the world you pull apart to come together. new papa john's cinnamon pull-aparts
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a man was fed up with his neighbor' old tree dripping sap all over his car... so he took matters into his own hands... with a chainsaw. but as you can imagine, this did not end well. saturday afternoon - raymond mazzerella was so mad - he decided to knock down the whole tree... cutting through the 36-inch wide trunk. the tree toppled over - crashing through a nearby apartment building. now - it's condemed - and his neighbors are now equally mad at him. (terry best/code enforcement
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twp.) "he decided it was the best thing to do, to get rid of the tree. where he thought it was gonna go, i have no idea!" (rick woods/apartment resident)"disbelief and shock!" now mazzerella's neighbors are out of a place to live. mazzerella is now in jail because in addition to cutting the tree, police say he also assaulted and harrassed the neighbor who owns the tree. hawaii could soon see a ban on swimming with spinner dolphinsi. marine experts say the nocturnal species are being deprived of rest during the day and it's leading to stress. studies show the dolphins are burning calories because they are forced to stay awake and interact with tourists. federal agents are proposing a law to keep swimmers and boats at least fifty yards away from the dolphins. public meetings on the proposals are expected next month. if the ban passes - it could cripple hawaii's most popular tourist attraction. scientists are using drones... to get a better look at a volcano in peru. it's the first time it's been done in the country. it's part of a project where the government is looking to keep a watchful eye on
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be in danger of not only a volcano eruption - but also excessive development. president obama makes his first visit to louisiana following the historic flooding that hit the state in recent weeks... but critics say the trip is long overdue. kevin corke has more from just outside baton rouge. southern louisiana, coping with historic flooding for almost two weeks... now president obama is coming to hard-hit baton rouge - meeting with flood victims, first responders, and local officials... hoping to spread the message their communities will be rebuilt - not forgotten. obama says: "even after the tv cameras leave, the whole country is gonna continue to support you and help you." the devastation here is extensive - at least 100- thousand homes damaged or destroyed... the president's visit follows criticism by some republicans who say he should have cut his vacation short and visited the region sooner... recalling criticism heaped on president bush eleven years ago -
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not to visit new orleans in the immediate aftermath of hurricane katrina. fleming says: "it really makes people in louisiana angry and sad that the president seems to have turned his back on the people of louisiana." but the white house says the federal response this time has been effective... fema already on the ground here, registering more than 106-thousand people for federal disaster aid. president obama says - all government resources will be at louisiana's disposal as it begins the long recovery process. obama says: "this is not a photo-op issue. this is how do you make sure that a month from now, three months from now, six months from now, people still are getting the help they need." (on-cam tag) the white house says 120-million dollars in emergency federal funding has already been approved... the first step in a recovery effort expected to cost billions. in denham springs, louisiana, kevin corke, fox news britney spears is helping out her home state of
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the strip headliner has teamed up with the american red cross and crowd funding website "crowd-rise" - to raffle off the outfit she'll wear at the upcoming mtv video music awards. the money raised will go to those affected by flood victims. every 10-dollar donation is a chance to win the outfit - or a trip to new york to meet the star in person. spears grew up in the city of kentwood. now fox5 weather 24/7, with sam argier it has been a mild and humid tuesday around the las vegas valley. with that moisture in place, we still have the chance of a few isolated storms popping up around southern nevada tonight. the best chance will be between 8 p.m. and midnight, favoring the northern half of the valley. overnight low temperatures drop into the mid 70s.
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dry with more sunshine around the area. high temperatures climb back into the low 100s. look for winds to pick up thursday, with temperatures falling back into the 90s again on friday. it has been a mild and humid tuesday around the las vegas valley. with that moisture in place, we still have the chance of a few isolated storms popping up around southern nevada tonight. the best chance will be between 8 p.m. and midnight, favoring the northern half of the valley. overnight low temperatures drop into the mid 70s. wednesday will stay
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the area. high temperatures climb back into the low 100s. look for winds to pick up thursday, with temperatures falling back into the 90s again on friday. closed captioning
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decoration. a ken doll... in a dress. now the image is setting off a fierce debate - on social media. and - a little girl who opened a lemonade stand to help police officers... is at it again. who she's helping this time around. (scal): good day, m'lady!
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a second "veteran's village" location will be opening up in downtown las vegas. thanks in part to a generous... one million dollar donation from n- f-l player-- steven jackson. the new campus will have more than 200 units to help house las vegas veterans and their families. jackson played football for eldorado high school and has an n-f-l career spanning twelve years. he was most recently the running back for the new england patriots.
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that we look out for our veterans and we want to make sure that veterans and homelessness is not something that's used in the same sentence. so myself and many other around the community have come together to make sure that... we can sure our veterans have a place to rest, food to eat and clothes on their back." veteran's village offers more than housing - including medical services - job placement - and other resources. a little girl's lemonade stand is back in business - to help police k-9 officers. today is "theresa babcock's" 4-th birthday and she wanted to celebrate hosting another lemonade stand. last time... theresa raised more than 13 hundred dollars for the families of fallen police officers. this time - her stand is benefiting metro k-9 officers. she wants to get them additional protective vests. "we wanted to do it for a vest because we didn't want to lose another k9 like nicky did. so this way we can help them out and they can get some vests." "what i've noticed with the las vegas community is their very supportive of their police officers, their fire
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their teachers." theresa was able to raise over 700 dollars with her stand today. there's much more coming up in the second half of fox5 news at 5. a teacher begins the school year... by saying "sorry - no homework". the reason behind
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. how do we make the economy work for everyone? hillary clinton's plan starts here... orations and those at the top finally pay their fair share in taxes. and those companies that move overseas? she'd charge them an exit tax. then she'd use that money to make the largest investment in creating good paying jobs since world war ii. millions of jobs.
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live from las vegas. your only choice for live local news right now. with emmy award winner john huck. christine maddela. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 5:30. local las vegas. thanks for joining us for your only local news at 5:30. the debate over bathroom rig expected to heat up in states across the country. just yesterday - a federal judge in texas blocked a directive from the obama administration... that would have required u-s public schools to let students use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. as betty cross reports - the ruling comes as many students around the country - head back to class for a new school year. the ruling came just hours as many students headed off to their first day of class. it's a day that typically focuses on
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change that's grabbing headlines. (claire bow/transgender attorney) "disappointed, yes." claire bow is a transgender attorney... advocating for students to pick a bathroom where they feel most comfortable. (claire bow/transgender attorney) "nothing in today's ruling says that a school cannot offer those accommodations and follow the guidance. what they said was they're not forced to follow that guidance." texas and 12 other states argue the bathroom and locker room policy safety and privacy. school districts had feared losing federal funding if they didn't comply with president obama's guidance. but the nationwide injunction eliminates that financial fear. (governor pat mccrory/(r) north carolina ) "i always pick, in any decision, i always pick common sense values to protect our children, our schools over money." that was the north carolina governor's reaction after losing the 2017 all- star game because of restrictions on

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